Today’s the big day that we finally get to release performance data for new Intel Processors. It has been a long journey, but you don’t need me to tell you how excited we are about what today holds. Here are some of our best-performing benchmarks and why these might be one of the most amazing things to happen all year.
What is Intel 12th Gen Core?
Intel became the first company to offer CPUs with more than one processing core in 2006, and since then it has never looked back. Smaller transistors enabled designers to squeeze more onto a single die, which led to better clock speeds for those processors – eventually resulting in models with up to 10 cores per chip. The latest generation – formerly known as codename Alder Lake – takes things up another notch or two.
For now, we’ll focus on the important features of Intel’s newest processor and their accompanying Z690 chipset.
New P/E core model – For years now, Intel has been continuously moving towards a more hybrid design in order to maximize both power and efficiency. Now with their 12th Generation processors, they have taken this approach even further by creating two different types of cores: Performance (P) cores which can run faster and do so simultaneously while Efficiency (E) cores cannot match the speed or multi-threading abilities of P cores but instead are able to take up less power; making them ideal for use when lower temperatures need to be reached.
DDR5 – The newest version of RAM, DDR5 offers greater bandwidth and speed rates than ever before. On average, it can go up to 5200MHz depending on the type of module and motherboard you have. One thing to keep in mind is that there are two types of boards: one which supports only DDR4 modules, while others support both types.
PCIe Gen 5 – Generation 5 has just been announced, coming out mere months after Generation 4 was released. This new development indicates that we are still some time away from being able to take advantage of it- not until the next generation of hardware becomes available. For those looking forward, Generation 5 is desirable for getting ahead of the curve
12th Gen Benchmarks
So what can one expect from Intel’s newest flagship processor? Check out some benchmark results for the 12900k. First, we’ll evaluate its performance in Cinebench – which is used for testing CPUs exclusively.
The numbers here are dazzling – coming in at just around AMD’s flagship Ryzen 9 5950X without even breaking a sweat. But from a value perspective, these affordable CPUs steal the show. When you compare these $600 CPUs to other expensive high-end hardware like the $799 5950X or much more expensive processors, they’re absolutely unbeatable. It’s even crazier when you compare them to their predecessors – the 120th edition 12000K which was released earlier this year is up to seventy-five percent faster than its predecessor!
Next, we’ll look at 3Dmark – a benchmarking software mainly for measuring gaming performance.
Here, the story is even more impressive. Not only is the 12900k by far the best gaming CPU we’ve ever tested – and again by a long shot compared to Intel’s or AMD’s competition – but it turns out also to be one of the best values in terms of performance per dollar spent. In fact, according to these numbers, there’s a new reigning champion for gamers everywhere.
Our 12th Generation Intel Core desktop system will work best for you in the Raptor Z55 configuration. Order it from our website today and receive it before Christmas! Please feel free to contact our sales team at 804-419-0900 with any questions you may have